Rapture Ready
July 26, 2007 8:38 AM   Subscribe

Rapture Ready, Max Blumenthal's unauthorized tour of last week's Christians United for Israel rally in Washington, DC.
posted by Ty Webb (31 comments total)

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You got your Christianity in my Zionism!

You got your Zionism in my Christianity!

D'oh!
posted by Avenger at 8:46 AM on July 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


A Christian jihad?
posted by adamvasco at 8:50 AM on July 26, 2007


Fill in the blanks:
LOL_________
AMI_________
posted by a robot made out of meat at 8:55 AM on July 26, 2007


Delay: US and Israel must enjoy second coming

"Other conference attendees were quick to note that Muslims are satanic, and that the anti-Christ would most likely be a "man of peace.""
posted by fleetmouse at 9:02 AM on July 26, 2007


Since the world is just on the brink of being about to end, they don't need to vote anymore, right?
posted by DU at 9:11 AM on July 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Delay: US and Israel must enjoy second coming

If the LOLZXTIAN contingency ever bothers to RTFA, we'd learn Delay is really talking about multiple orgasms.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:29 AM on July 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


I have never witnessed any spectacle as politically extreme, outrageous, or bizarre as the one Christians United for Israel produced last week...

clearly dude has never seen a gay pride parade.
posted by quonsar at 9:30 AM on July 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


Uh oh, another post exposing christian/right wing idiocy. Get the MeFi censors on this, stat!
posted by 2sheets at 9:31 AM on July 26, 2007


...and last week he was "exposing" the hypocrisy of college Republicans. Just for once, I'd like to see him report on a target that isn't the broad side of a barn.
posted by rhymer at 9:44 AM on July 26, 2007


quonsar: pride parades may go to 11 on the bizarremeter, but I bet this group has 'em beat hands down on the "polically extreme" scale. Probably just edged out gay pride parades. But just.
posted by boo_radley at 9:45 AM on July 26, 2007


Hagee's jowls shaking side to side are definite immanentizers of the Eschaton.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:45 AM on July 26, 2007 [4 favorites]


needs the batshitinsane tag.
posted by trondant at 9:50 AM on July 26, 2007


Death to extremists!!!
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 9:51 AM on July 26, 2007


Blumenthal's narration is consistently insufferable.
posted by deern the headlice at 10:01 AM on July 26, 2007


The funny thing is that the rapture is not talked about anywhere in the New Testament. It was invented by a scottish minister in 1834.
posted by parmanparman at 10:08 AM on July 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


"Death to extremists!!!"

Hang all the fanatics!!!
posted by davy at 10:20 AM on July 26, 2007


That video player is pretty sweet.
posted by delmoi at 10:24 AM on July 26, 2007


Which rapture? Maybe this one?
posted by davy at 10:24 AM on July 26, 2007


Slactivist is a good blog if you're interested in this sort of thing, it's by a liberal evangelical, and it really explains the whole crazy eschatology these guys have.
posted by delmoi at 10:30 AM on July 26, 2007


"Peacemaker" read: "Liberal Faggot"
posted by tkchrist at 10:33 AM on July 26, 2007


Blumenthal's narration is consistently insufferable.

Can you give some examples? I don't hear a lot of narration.
posted by doctor_negative at 10:50 AM on July 26, 2007


I thought the rapture had already happened. Evidence: I was in a parking lot last week where I found an empty car whose license plate frame read "In case of rapture, this car will be unmanned."

After I had recovered from the sheer hubris in that statement, I checked, and indeed, it was unmanned. Surely that's evidence enough.
posted by maxwelton at 10:55 AM on July 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


these folks are clearly deranged and lack the insights and perpspective of a sharp Marxist analysis and a real leftist approach to making our world so much better than it is. Let's take to the streets and denounce capitalism and a market economy and bring about a better world. What time to we meet? Who brings the beer?
posted by Postroad at 11:08 AM on July 26, 2007


Tom Delay on the 'End Times': "obviously, it's what I live for, I hope it comes tomorrow."

I find myself in amazed agreement; I hope the End Times come for Delay tomorrow as well.

Weird.
posted by quin at 11:23 AM on July 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh. Postroad. You can do better than that.
posted by tkchrist at 11:23 AM on July 26, 2007


I don't hear a lot of narration.

It's that smug voice of faux-concern evident mostly in his other videos. It sounds like third-rate Michael Moore to me.
posted by deern the headlice at 11:25 AM on July 26, 2007


Delay shines in another Blumenthal video too: Generation Chickenhawk: With The College Republicans
posted by homunculus at 11:50 AM on July 26, 2007


Sometimes I wish that televangelists would just fucking die. Real "wrath of God smiting them" shit would be cool, but a massive coronary is enough to do the job - whatever the Universe needs to smack the the hell down.

The thing that sucks about it is that, if they did die, they'd just be loved even more by the deluded crowds of sheep that follow them.

Any person so warped by religion that he/she doesn't see the hypocrisy of Church-owned shopping malls, amusement parks, and the like, well, damn. I just don't understand how they can claim to follow the teachings of Christ and yet seem to so totally and completely not get a single damn thing he is supposed to have said.
posted by caution live frogs at 11:59 AM on July 26, 2007


A friend of mine grew up on a kibbutz on the plains of meggido, which a lot of folks believe to be the armageddon spoken of in the bible. Anyhoo, I guess he and his fellow kibbutznicks loved to watch the Christians that would come out to the plain. He said they spent a lot of time with big purple flags...running back and forth.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 12:02 PM on July 26, 2007


They have the Rapture; we have Peak Oil, Global Warming, and Overpopulation.
posted by jamjam at 12:06 PM on July 26, 2007


"...a sharp Marxist analysis and a real leftist approach..."

Yeah, obviously the only real choices we have are following a bunch of snake handling racist fucktards or falling in line with Stalin.
posted by 2sheets at 12:09 PM on July 26, 2007


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